AuthorMix Episode 109: Writing Tips, Pt. 1

This week, five of our best writing tips (with five more to follow next week)!

Featured authors:
Margaret Stohl: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Kami Garcia: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Katie Alender: Twitter . Facebook . website . blog
Melissa de la Cruz: Twitter . website . blog
Cecil Castellucci: Twitter . website and blog

(Catch Margie, Kami, and Melissa on the Smart Chicks Kick It tour, with tons of awesome YA authors traveling across the country together!)

For more info on the authors, their books, and how to find them online, check out the Series 1 page!
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FREE STUFF! This week’s prizes are:
* a signed copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die
* a signed copy of Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, an anthology edited by Cecil Castellucci and Holly Black

To enter:
~ Comment on this post!
~ bonus! ~ For an extra entry, tweet a link to this post (using Tweetmeme above or manually! If you tweet manually, be sure to link to your tweet in the comments!)

Entries close Sunday 9/26/10 at 11:59 PM PST (2:59 AM EDT) and the winner will be announced Tuesday 9/28/10. (We will ship to the US only at this time; however, if you’re international and want to enter, we can ship your prize to a friend in the US who can hold onto it for you!)

WINNER! The winner of last week’s prize is Cari! Congratulations, Cari!


09 2010

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  1. Maddy #

    These were really helpful! I definitely agree with the tip about antagonists. It’s all a part of imagining your characters in a complex way, and when you write that, others will see it.

  2. 2

    Great tips!

  3. April #

    These are such great pieces of advice! :D

  4. 4

    Great tips!!!
    Keep this up girls! It’s the light of my day!

  5. 5

    SUCH a great vid! I love you guys’ videos and am so psyched to check out your books! I find so much of what you said in this video to be true for me, which is really inspiring b/c it means that one day I truly can be published. :-)

  6. 6

    Aesome video! Thanks so much for the tips! They are very helpful :D

  7. 7

    Thank you so much for all your great advice! It gives all of us aspiring authors hope and encouragement. I also agree about treating all characters as their own hero. It helps me to write bios in first person for each main character. Their personalities and motives come to life that way.

  8. 8

    Thanks so much! Great videos!!

  9. Hayden #

    Please enter me in the contest! :)

  10. 10

    Great tips !
    I just love your videos !

  11. 11

    Great tips !
    I just love your videos ! ^^

  12. 12

    As always, a great video!

    ~Jen Bigheart
    I Read Banned Books